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Daily Mail - Great Britain

Tony Benn left £5m to his children in his will and not to good causes

As Tony Benn strove to turn Britain into a Marxist-socialist Utopia, he divided his time between a Regency townhouse in the London district of Holland Park and the Stansgate Abbey Farm estate.

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 8:46 am

PLATELL’S PEOPLE: Why DOES the Left put single mums on a pedestal? 

How terribly depressing: a £100,000 statue of the ‘typical British family’ by the Turner prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing has just been unveiled outside Birmingham’s city library, writes AMANDA PLATELL.

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 8:41 am

David Cameron forced to bring back motorbike outriders after jogger crash

EXCLUSIVE: A team of four motorcyclists have begun escorting Mr Cameron’s prime ministerial car following a review of his protection after a jogger ran into him on Monday in Leeds.

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 8:20 am

How to beat UKIP, Dave? Give us a vote on the EU NEXT year

Often, I despair of David Cameron’s efforts to secure a Conservative victory in next May’s general election.

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 8:12 am

Are the paedophile allegations against Leon Brittan a sinister MI5 smear plot?

Special investigation: Private Eye claimed MI5 targeted former Home Secretary Leon Brittan because he wanted to ‘shake-up’ operations after WPC Yvonne Fletcher was killed.

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 6:52 am

Are the paedophile allegations against Leon Brittan a sinister MI5 smear plot?

Special investigation: Private Eye claimed MI5 targeted former Home Secretary Leon Brittan because he wanted to ‘shake-up’ operations after WPC Yvonne Fletcher was killed.

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 6:52 am

Australian ghost hunter’s video ‘evidence’ that supernatural spirits are among us

Kristy Jane Dean, 32, from Melbourne, says her spooky video of ghosts in the closed down Larundel Asylum in Bundoora, Victoria, is her latest evidence that supernatural beings exist.

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 5:21 am

Indian Express - India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am


BBC - Great Britain

Why are Ukraine separatist elections controversial?

Pro-Russian rebel elections seen as truce violation

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 8:51 am

An unlikely naval battle remembered

The unlikely WWI naval battle fought off Chile

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 12:41 am

Are Corsica’s days of militants and the mafia over?

Are Corsica’s days of the mafia and militants over?

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 12:01 am

Reduced EU sea mission set to go

The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 6:45 pm

Pompeii relic returned 50 years on

A woman from Canada hands back a stolen piece of the ruins of Pompeii more than 50 years after she put it into her bag.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 4:26 pm

IPCC keen to avoid old ghosts

Climate talks stalked by spectre of the past

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 4:09 pm

Government to ‘retire’ some WW1 debt

The UK Government has said that it will ‘retire’ £218m of the UK’s £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 2:00 pm

NPR - United States

With Mexican Students Missing, A Festive Holiday Turns Somber

The Day of the Dead is a time when Mexicans remember loved ones with grand floral tributes. But the atmosphere is downbeat in the state of Guerrero, where 43 students are still missing.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 10:21 pm

U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Sees Signs Of Hope In West Africa

After a four-day visit to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, she reports progress — along with the need for continued support.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 8:59 pm

How Liberia Is Starting To Beat Ebola, With Fingers Crossed

There’s potentially some good news about Ebola: While cases are still rising in Sierra Leone, the outbreak shows signs of slowing in Liberia. Communities are banding together to get Ebola out.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 8:54 pm

A Biography Of ‘Boo’ Across The World

Halloween is “boo” day. For such a short word, it’s remarkably effective, and uttered — or shouted — in many parts of the world. Where did it come from and why is it so satisfying to say?

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 8:33 pm

Burkina Faso’s President Steps Down After 27 Years

President Blaise Compaoré succumbed to pressure after growing protests in the streets of the capital. The military has taken control of the country, which is one of America’s strongest allies in west Africa. Audie Cornish talks with Pierre Englebert, professor of African politics at Pomona College.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 8:33 pm

Why Is North Korea Freaked Out About The Threat Of Ebola?

Fear of the virus has prompted Pyongyang to ban tourism and quarantine all foreigners. It’s a curious stance since the Hermit Kingdom has plenty of other, more pressing health woes.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 7:31 pm

After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 7:13 pm

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Voice of America - US Government

Girl Dies After School Shooting in Washington State

A teenage girl, shot last week at her high school near Seattle in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington, has died from her wounds.

Fourteen-year-old Shaylee Chuckulnaskit died Friday.

Two other students died in the rampage at the school on October 24 at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School, about 55 kilometers north of Seattle.

Two students remain hospitalized. Both are cousins of the shooter.

A 15-year-old student at the school has been identified as the gunman. Jaylen…

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 4:12 am

Boko Haram Denies Peace Deal With Nigerian Government

Boko Haram has denied negotiating a cease-fire deal announced by the Nigerian government October 17.

The statement was made in a new video from the terrorist group obtained Friday by the French news agency AFP.

In the video the Islamist group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, denied he even knows Danladi Ahmadua, the man said to be the Boko Haram envoy at the supposed talks.

Shekau calls the Nigerian government’s claims of a truce nothing but “lies.”
Shekau also said the 219…

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 3:46 am

Mexican Court Frees Ex-US Marine Jailed on Gun Charges

A Mexican court has ordered a former U.S. Marine jailed for bringing guns into the country freed from prison.

Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi has been behind bars since March.

A doctor who examined him determined he needs treatment in the U.S. for post traumatic stress syndrome, which he developed after serving in Afghanistan.

Mexican border agents arrested him in March after finding three guns in his truck after he crossed the border from San Diego, California into…

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 3:24 am

Yemeni Rebels Give President Ultimatum on New Government

Shi’ite Muslim rebels in Yemen are giving President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi 10 days to form a new government or face another possible takeover.

The rebels, known as Houthis, issued their ultimatum Friday, warning the president that “all revolutionary options are open” if a new government is not in place.

Hadi has appointed Khaled Bahah as the new prime minister, but squabbling among the Houthis and other political parties that have been promised Cabinet seats and…

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 2:58 am

White House Celebrates Halloween

The White House opened its lawn to thousands of young trick-or-treaters Friday as President Barack Obama celebrated Halloween with local schoolchildren.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama handed out butter cookies, licorice and chocolate candies on the South Lawn.

The guest list included students from local elementary schools and military families, dressed like their favorite superheroes and goblins.

Giant inflatable pumpkins decorated the White House grounds, along with…

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 12:56 am

Pentagon: Russian Military Flights in Europe Unhelpful to Security

The Pentagon says increased Russian flights over parts of Europe are unhelpful to the security situation there and risks an escalation of tensions.

NATO has been tracking Russian fighter jets, long-range bombers and tankers across the Baltics, North Sea, and Atlantic Ocean.

Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said Friday the flights could also pose a risk to civilian aviation because of their number, size and scope.

Kirby also said Russia’s continued interference inside…

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 12:51 am

Russia, Ukraine Reach Gas Deal to Secure Winter Supplies

Russia and Ukraine have signed an agreement to end their dispute over gas supplies. Analysts say the deal – brokered by the European Union – will relieve Kyiv’s fears that it might not have enough gas in storage to get through the coming winter. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 12:20 am


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